Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Jul 2006 06:52 UTC, submitted by supergear
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 1 has been released. This milestone for developers and testers includes several new features including anti-phishing, browser session restore in case of a crash, support for client-side session and persistent storage, ability to re-open accidentally closed tabs, support for JavaScript 1.7, new Windows installer based on Nullsoft Scriptable Install System, new microsummaries feature for bookmarks, new search plugin manager and better support for previewing and subscribing to web feeds. Screenshots documenting the new features can be found here.
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RE: feature creep
by Isolationist on Thu 13th Jul 2006 07:58 UTC in reply to "feature creep"
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IMHO most of the aforementioned features in Mozilla Firefox 2 Beta 1 for me are essential features of a browser that I would expect to be part of the core. I would consider features like adblock, reveal, etc to be implemented as extensions. For example, the browser session restore in case of a crash is what I would expect of a browser as standard.

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